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Hello everyone!

It’s time for the last challenge of this year at Seize the Birthday! Our last host of this year is Lindsey and she wants us to show some hobbies and pastimes in our birthday projects.


I’m not an active person who does lots of outside activities in free time. I enjoy rather some quiet moments in my craft room 🙂 . But when I saw the topping for this challenge a stamp set by The Ton popped in my mind and I thought it would fit perfectly for this topping. It has a tandem bike and a lovely pair. The stamp set is called City Girls : Special Day.


I started by stamping the bicycle frame in Bright Emerald and silver heat embossing the wheels, handles and basket which are in one stamp. I cut the tandem bike with the coordinating die.

The pair was stamped in black, watercolored with Zig markers and cut using the coordinating die. I carefully cut the line between their legs and let them sit on the saddles.


I created the background directly on a white cardbase. I ink blended the bottom part in green and added some clouds to the sky. Then I drew the ground and grasses with a black fine liner.

The heart shaped balloon is also in the same set. I stamped it in Lemon Drop, Arctic Sky, Peach Blossom, Bubblegum, Soft Garden and Soft Amethyst and cut the balloons with the coordinating die.

I drew the strings for the balloons on the cardbase and mounted the bike with the pair and the balloons on the card using foam tape.


The sentiment banner from the same set was silver heat embossed. I stamped the sentiment in Noir and cut with the coordinating die.


So that was my last card for Seize the Birthday this year. And I have to say that it is also my last card as a DT member. I decided to step down from the team to have more time for my kids. I have been so blessed to be in the Seize the Birthday team with the amazing, lovely and super talented ladies 💗! Of course I’ll follow the challenge in the future and am so looking forward to seeing what my team mates and you all are going to create to celebrate Birthdays next year !

Thank you so much for your love and support !

Seize the Birthday will have a little break and come back in January 2022 !

Wishing you all a blessed time in December! And don’t forget to play along with us at our last challenge of the year 😉!



Post Author: TaeEun Yoo

7 Replies to “Seize the Birthday #228 – Hobbies and Pastimes”

  1. I really like the way you can stamp that bicycle in the two different colours! And you picked a colour very close to my own bike. 🙂 Beautiful scene you’ve created for this last DT post with us – as we’ve all said, we will miss you! I certainly hope to see your gorgeous work popping up places I visit! <3

  2. I love the couple on the tandem and the heart shaped balloons look great and such pretty colours too TaeEun and I love the soft blue cloudy sky and green grass too…so fresh and beautiful. x

  3. Love the cute couple on the tandem bike. A great card TaeEun and lovely coloring. You have been an inspiration to our team and we will definitely miss you and your great creations. Hope to see you in our gallery. Best of luck and blessings to you.

  4. I am sorry to see you leave STB, but you are going out with a BANG! I love your multiple-stamped image and how clever you did the images. Looking forward to seeing your work on the net.

  5. We had a tandem bike when I was growing up and I loved riding the neighborhood with my friends. Your card came out so well, Tae Eun! Such a great scene you created! Thanks for all you have done for STB the past five years and please come by and join us when you have time! You will be sorely missed! Take care and Happy Holidays too!

  6. Such a lovely card, TaeEun, I love the soft colors you’ve used, and the simple scenery – really makes up the mood! What a wonderful inspiration for the last time you’ll be with us! Thank you for all the gorgeous inspiration that you’ve given us over the years and good luck for everything you do!

  7. Such a great card – terrific scene and wonderful colours. We will miss you and your amazing creations a lot but we wish you all the best. Family is important! Take care and all the best. Hugs!

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